Attorney Biographies

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Partners 

Mike Hissey, Partner Attorney Mike Hissey was born in Washington D.C. and relocated with his family to Houston when he was a small child. Mike planned on working for the U.S. government, like much of his family. To that end, Mike attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor’s…

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Rob Kientz, Partner Rob Kientz was born in 1966 in Springfield, Missouri, and he grew up in Topeka, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Chemical Engineering with honors, and was president of AIChE and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Rob graduated from the University of Texas…

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Erik Walker, Partner Erik Walker is a partner at Hissey Kientz, where he concentrates his practice in mass tort litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical products. Erik earned a B.A. in Finance and Economics from Samford University in 1983, followed by an M.A. in Communication Studies at Baylor University in 1984. Erik returned…

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Shamus B. Mulderig, Pharmaceutical Attorney Shamus B. Mulderig is the managing attorney of the pharmaceutical and medical device practice at Hissey Kientz, LLP. He is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College (B.A.) and Widener University School of Law (J.D.). Mr. Mulderig has litigated hundreds of cases involving product liability, premises liability, automobile accidents… and

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Associate Attorneys

David Friend, Pharmaceutical Attorney David L. Friend is a 1992 graduate of the University of Houston, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. He then went on to earn his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1996. While in law school, David had the distinction…

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Kyle Dingman Kyle Dingman graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and received his JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 2011. Kyle began his legal career working at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid representing tenants against landlords in cases ranging from eviction defenses to habitability lawsuits.…

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Kathleen K. McGinn, Pharmaceutical Attorney Kathleen K. McGinn earned her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California in 1994. During her time in law school, Kathleen was in the top 10% of her class, an associate editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review, author of Zal v. Steppe:…

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Ed Smith, Asbestos Attorney Edward Smith graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001, and later graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in 2005. While attending law school he was a member of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review…, serving as an associate editor and later as executive editor. Upon graduation from law school,

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